In this era of technology , many of us love being working remotely . But it necessarily does not means everyone in the company thinks in similar way . Some person might find it difficult to work from home . In your experience it may be frowned upon , disapproved or only be done one special circumstances , under forced rules . But now new to recent outbreak of Coronavirus worldwide , and we have been advised to maintain social distancing , which can asked employees of companies to mandate work from home policies for business on worldwide level , it’s time to get comfortable with practice .
Remote workers can be rewarding situation for many companies . It has been found is study that working from home for employees increase overall productivity and mental satisfaction among employees . On the other hand it also have positive effects for employers like reducing spends , eliminating rent on physical space and so on . If there is pros , then will surely be cons as well . Some employee might feel isolated or gets distracted because of many reasons ( children’s playing , dirty dishes , changed social contacts etc ) .
How To Make A Switch To A Remove Worker
Here is our guide on how to make work from home effective – specially when you are experiencing it for the first time and you have to make strong connection between clients , prospects and partners .
The basis : your home office setup
The very first step that you can take is finding isolated place at your home . If you are living in studio apartment with only one bedroom , the best place to work is on kitchen table with laptop table placement . If you have big house with two or more bedrooms , make one room dedicated towards working which should be noise free , distraction free and entry to that room will be restricted during working hours , which can often be denoted by sign board outside house .
We know this is not the permanent solution , but perhaps the preparation can go long way for temporary remote workers .
Provide Training For Chosen Video Conferencing And Messaging Tools
At Winklix , we use Slack for instant messing and Zoom for video conferencing with our team . As our workforce has been spread world-wide and majority of them work from home ( more than 60 % of us work from home ) , and that is the reason our team members are already familiar with this tool . Work from home is part of our dedicated IT team for providing ongoing support .
Irrespective of what you are already using or whatever your IT heads have decided t use immediately looking at the current scenario , it is mandatory to train your workforce in order to get maximum output . The training is achievable by providing live demo with representative tools with your entire team using preferred method ( eg , email , Salesforce Chatter , Slack announcement channel ) .
Stick To Regular Check-ins And Virtual Forms Of Team Building
If you have a tools to regularly check the work of employee then its great for remote work . It is suggestible to always have one hour video meeting with your team to check then they are on same page and it also keeps connectivity at forefront .
Winklix use services of HiveDesk which helps employee to log in into app , and at the same time helps manager to track and see the screen shorts of work being carrying on by employee . It also facilitates task assignments , real time chats with employee and more . This also forced employee to timely check in and check out in the app during working hours in order to get them working time tracking along with work done by them .
Tools like slack and Trello makes it easy to collaborate with team and manage team worldwide .
How To Maintain Connections With Clients, Prospects And Partners
Learning to work from home is one thing , but at the same time you should also take care of maintaining a healthier relationship with clients , prospects and partners which together called as health for your business . At a leading digital agency , Winklix has over decade of experience with digital first and remote relationship building .
Events Cancelled ? Move To Digital Value Exchanges
We are already been experiencing live streaming for years , and now its no new bee for us . We all due to Coronavirus outbreak worldwide , are avoiding large conference , project kickoffs and even two or more in-person meeting , it does not necessarily means you have to make halt for meeting .
When you have to maintain social distancing , you can provide webinars that is not only capable of attracting captive audience , but can also be used on social media and other platforms once they are recorded for future purposes
Survey And Reports
In order to reach client directly and giving them satisfying experience , you should send periodic surveys to clients about your industry , best practices and innovation in your space .
So once the survey reports is collected it will help you and your clients as well in providing of long lasting impact on costly event.
How To Get SAP / Software / SalesForce Support While You Are Fully On Remote
We at Winklix with clients worldwide already have experience operating as remote team to satisfy the needs of client in relation to SAP / Customs software / Salesforce needs . Learn more about our services from Winklix by reaching us out right away .